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ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

UK Govt Ofqual Approved Course. No hidden fees. Tutorial support included. No Exams only Assignments based

UK Versity Online.


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Online + live classes
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Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
12 weeks · Part-time
Level 3 Diploma
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  • ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting provides the background knowledge and skills needed to support progression to higher academic and vocational qualification levels. The associated sample assignments support the development of skills needed by individuals considering a career in the Accounting profession. This qualification leads to applied learning, integrating knowledge and understanding with the development and application of skills. It has been developed to conform to the requirements of the RQF, to meet the requirements of higher education and employers, and to meet the needs of learners.

The learners have to complete 6 mandatory to achieve the 60 credits.

  • K/618/4153 Introduction to Accounting
  • M/618/4154 Introduction to Accounting Principles
  • T/618/4155 Financial Accounting Applications
  • A/618/4156 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • F/618/4157 Introduction to Cost Accounting Techniques
  • J/618/4158 Ethical, Social and Political Issues in Accounting Practice


Level 3 Diploma

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UK Versity is a British Accredited College (BAC) and an independent private higher education institution in the UK. Established in 2015 as an online provider of Ofqual regulated courses, we deliver educational RQF Level 2–8 courses globally using advanced technology from the UK. UK Versity's name is referred to as the home of online learning, as we are the only provider who has delivered over 10,000+ sessions of live teaching that are recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Visit the YouTube channel @ukversityonline to watch live delivery. This course can be studied online on a self-study basis or via live Zoom lectures.

7500+ students have successfully completed their qualifications with UK Versity.

The College provides:

1. Comprehensive course material provided via its learner management system, which includes books per module, presentations for all units, recorded lectures, articles, case studies and handouts
2. Onboarding for studies includes induction via Zoom, covering comprehensive discussions on course overview, systems demos, introduction to tutors, admin team and ongoing support to be able to complete the course
3. Live sessions are conducted via Zoom Meeting on weekends, and learners can join them to interact with lectures
4. Access it 24 x 7 on any device, anywhere in the world
5. Dedicated support via WhatsApp group chat, telephone and email (all week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m)
6. No exams. All coursework is assessed via assignments. Feedback is provided in 2–3 working days.

Who is this course for?

Introduction: The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is a comprehensive program designed to provide individuals with foundational knowledge and practical skills in accounting principles and practices. Understanding the target audience is essential for tailoring the course content to meet the specific needs and objectives of prospective participants. In this write-up, we delve into the characteristics and motivations of individuals who would benefit most from enrolling in the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Target Audience:

  1. Entry-Level Accounting Professionals: The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is particularly suitable for individuals seeking to embark on a career in accounting. This includes recent high school graduates, school leavers, or individuals transitioning from other fields who wish to gain essential knowledge and skills to pursue entry-level positions in accounting firms, businesses, or financial departments.

  2. Administrative Assistants and Bookkeepers: Administrative assistants, office managers, and bookkeepers looking to enhance their accounting skills and advance their careers may enroll in the diploma program. The course offers them foundational knowledge in accounting principles, financial record-keeping, and basic financial analysis to perform accounting-related tasks more effectively.

  3. Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs: Small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to manage their business finances more effectively may find the diploma program beneficial. The course offers them practical knowledge in accounting fundamentals, budgeting, financial statements, and tax compliance to make informed financial decisions and improve business performance.

  4. Career Changers Exploring Accounting: Individuals considering a career change into accounting or finance roles may enroll in the diploma program to gain introductory knowledge and skills in the field. Whether they come from non-financial backgrounds or are looking to transition from administrative or customer service roles, the program offers them a foundational understanding of accounting principles and practices.

  5. Further Education Aspirants: Students planning to pursue higher education in accounting or related fields may enroll in the diploma program to strengthen their academic foundation and enhance their readiness for advanced studies. The course provides them with essential knowledge and skills that serve as a solid basis for pursuing higher-level qualifications in accounting or finance.

  6. Professionals Seeking Continuing Education: Professionals already working in accounting or finance-related roles may enroll in the diploma program for continuing education and skill enhancement. The course offers them an opportunity to refresh their knowledge, learn new accounting practices, and stay updated on industry trends and regulations to maintain their professional competency.


The Level 3 Diplomas within the IAP are designed to meet the needs of learners who are progressing from the study at Level 2, as well as those who are returning to learning

  • Learners aged 16 or over, who have recently been in education or training
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above
  • other related levels 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications.
  • Learners will need to have appropriate Level 2 standard in English and in particular Mathematics/Numeracy

Career path

Learners may progress to:​
• employment or have increased opportunities for progression in their current role
• a higher level ATHE qualification at Level 4 or above, in a related subject
• the IFA Direct Programme leading to IFA membership
• the first year of a degree program
• higher-level apprenticeships

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Mia asked:

Is it only eqivalent to AS level and not A2? Which means with this course I cannot get a full A-Level (2 Years) equivalent certificate?Any suggestion?


Hi The level 3 course is equivalent to the one A level and is a 60 credits quals. It will provide 54 ucas points. The ATHE Level 3 qualifications are equivalent to A levels and will help you to pick up skills in the accounting and finance area.

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ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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